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Fishing in Granbury
Fishing in Granbury
Fishing in Granbury
trip description for Brazos River Luxury Overnight in Granbury

Get out there on one of Texas' most scenic rivers for a two-day, one-night overnight fly-fishing adventure! Your guide, Ben, is a terrific angler and a master instructor who knows this water better than almost anyone. Whether you're a season fly fisherman or looking to up your game, this trip is perfect for you. Unlike most fly-fishing trips that target Trout, Ben specializes in catching Bass on the fly. In addition, you'll be able to chase bites from tons of freshwater species, including Catfish, Crappie, Gar, Drum, and more! These fish are a blast to fight on a flyrod, and can really help improve your casting technique, hookset, and more. On this overnight trip, you'll be treated like a king, with three meals a day, excellent camping accommodations, and a tailored experience that you can make all your own. Breakfasts and lunches will be light to keep you moving, but dinners are extremely hearty, with pork osso buco, venison barbacoa, and tons of other game-forward meals on offer. In addition, wine and liquor of your choice are available! Give us a call and let us help you book the Texas fly-fishing trip of a lifetime! Read More

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Brazos River Luxury Overnight

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Fishing in Granbury
Fishing in Granbury
Fishing in Granbury
trip description for Brazos River Drift Trip in Granbury

Enjoy this trip on one of North Texas' most beautiful rivers—the Brazos. You'll be in a perfect place to catch over ten species of freshwater sportfish, all while surrounding yourself with some of the best scenery this part of the state has to offer. From November to February, Texas Parks and Wildlife stocks this section of the Brazos with Rainbow Trout, so you can get a Rocky Mountain fly fishing experience without having to leave the state. This trip is a great "mixed bag" adventure, and because Bass, Trout, Gar, Cats, and Crappie all eat some of the same bugs, you never know what species is going to blow up your fly! Wade trips are also a great way for you to work on technique by receiving specific, one-on-one instruction from a professional fly fishing guide. Your guide, Ben, will provide everything you need for an epic trip, including rods, reels, tippet, and flies. The fish are biting—what are you waiting for?! Read More

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Brazos River Drift Trip

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Fishing in Dallas
Fishing in Dallas
Fishing in Dallas
trip description for Texas Alligator Gar Classic in Dallas

Prepare for some of the best freshwater fishing in Texas when you hop on board with Bubba! Bubba knows Texas’s freshwater fishing hotspots like the back of his hand and will take you to where the fish bite. On this 8-hour trip you'll be venturing into the Trinity River to target the massive, prehistoric-looking Alligator Gar! These beasts are one of the most distinctive looking fish you can find, with a needle-like head that looks like an alligator's and the body of a fish. Expect to use a classic rod and reel with live bait, cut bait, or artificial lure to get these to bite. Bubba conducts these trips on his 23' SeaArk skiff boat that can take you through even the shallowest waters. She can accommodate up to 4 anglers, so bring some good company! Bubba provides rods, reels, tackle and bait. Make sure to bring a valid Texas Freshwater Fishing License, food and drinks of your choice, a hat, and sunscreen. Come enjoy this fishing adventure with Bubba! Read More

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Fishing in Rio Vista
Fishing in Rio Vista
Fishing in Rio Vista
trip description for Brazos River Fly Fishing in Rio Vista

This is a fly fishing trip for the annual white bass run above Lake Whitney. Guests will meet the guide at Hamm Creek Park near Rio Vista and travel up the Brazos River in a 18 foot center console boat. Fishing will be a combo of boat and wade fishing for white bass, stripers, and large mouth bass. All tackle can be provided along with ice and water on the boat. Full day trips will include lunch. Read More

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Brazos River Fly Fishing

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Fishing in Fort Worth
Fishing in Fort Worth
Fishing in Fort Worth
trip description for Walk-and-Wade Adventure in Fort Worth

Wade into the water with Greg for an exciting fly-fishing adventure on some beautiful Texas rivers! On this 4 to 8-hour fly-fishing trip, Greg will take you on a Walk & Wade trip out on the Brazos River or a smaller tributary such as the Paluxy River. Here, he'll give you some of his expert fly fishing tips as you target several fish species including Largemouth Bass, Spotted Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Striped Bass, Hybrid Striped Bass, White Bass, and a variety of the Sunfish species. There is even Carp, Smallmouth Buffalo, Freshwater Drum and Gar. No matter your experience level, from beginners to experienced, Greg is passionate about making your day on the water one to remember. Whether it’s wading the scenic Brazos River or wading the “hill country like” Paluxy River, Greg will guide you to a Texas sized, fun filled, fly fishing trip of a lifetime! Greg will provide flies, leaders & tippet, fly rods & reels (available by request, please make arrangements prior to your trip), drinks, snacks and will even do some expert photography to leave you with some pictures! Lunches will be provided on the full day trips as well. All you need to bring is a valid Texas freshwater fishing license, breathable waders, and we recommend polarized sun glasses, a hat, rain gear & clothing for the season and sunscreen. You are welcome to bring our own fly rod and reel. He recommends a 4-6 weight Fly Rod for wade trips on smaller waters such as the Paluxy River. However, on the Brazos River he prefers a 6-8 weight Fly Rod. Big flies allow opportunities to catch some bigger fish but require a heavier fly line. Big fish are also easier to control and land on a 6-8 weight fly rod. In terms of lines, he recommends floating, weight forward and shorter taper fly lines. On the Brazos River, there are times when an intermediate sink, or sink tip and full sinking lines are best. Enjoy your day on the water and catch some fish with Greg! Read More

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Fishing in Runaway Bay
Fishing in Runaway Bay
Fishing in Runaway Bay
trip description for Hybrid & Sand Bass Slam in Runaway Bay

Want to catch a big fish on Lake Bridgeport, but you don't have a boat? Captain Keith is the man for the job! With over 25 years of experience and the current lake record Hybrid Bass under his belt, he is ready to help you catch that next trophy fish. On Lake Bridgeport with Captain Keith, you will be fishing for White (Sand) Bass and Hybrid Striped Bass. He fishes year-round and likes to use both lures and live bait depending on the time of year. In the winter months specifically, he likes to fish lures, using "slabs" and "Deadstick" jigs. It's a fun, hands-on way to catch them up! And as the water warms up in the spring and summer months, he will mix in more live bait action but is always willing to throw a lure! You will be fishing out of a 22 ft Key West Center Console (with T-Top!) equipped with everything needed to put fish in the boat, including a state-of-the-art bait tank. His service is complete, all you will need is a freshwater license and what you want to eat or drink. Kieth will supply all of the rods, reels, tackle, lures and will even clean/bag any fish you want to bring home. Read More

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Everything to Know About Booking a Fishing Guide in Runaway Bay

What are the best fishing trips in Runaway Bay?

Why should I book a fishing trip in Runaway Bay with Captain Experiences?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 3 trip in Runaway Bay: Hybrid & Sand Bass Slam guided by Keith.

Our guides in Runaway Bay are rated a 5 out of 5 based on 3251 verified reviews on Captain Experiences.

All guides on Captain Experiences are licensed, insured, and vetted by our team. You can access their reviews, click through trip photos, read bios to get to know them, and preview trip details like species, techniques, group sizes, boat specs and more.

Looking for kid friendly guides / fishing lessons in Runaway Bay? Check out our beginner and family friendly guides in Runaway Bay.

What types of fishing trips are common in Runaway Bay?

River fishing is the most popular type of fishing in Runaway Bay as well as lake fishing.

The most commonly sought after species in Runaway Bay are: 1. largemouth bass, 2. smallmouth bass, 3. striped bass, 4. garfish, and 5. hybrid striped bass.

The most common fishing techniques in Runaway Bay are fly fishing, artificial lure fishing, and wading but sight casting and trolling are popular as well.

How much does a Runaway Bay fishing trip cost?

Prices in Runaway Bay can range anywhere from about $365 to $3,930, but the average price for a half day trip in Runaway Bay is $979. The average price for a full day trip in Runaway Bay is $2,543.

Is booking a fishing guide worth the money?

Hiring a guide provides a number of benefits and many choose to book a fishing guide for a combination of experience, local knowledge, convenience, and cost-effectiveness.

Working with experienced fishing guides who know the best local spots and techniques can dramatically increase your odds of a great day. Having someone who is on the water every day and knows the area like the back of their hand is going to give you the best chances of success.

Booking a guide is also more cost effective, especially if you only get out a handful of times per year. When you consider all of the costs you would incur on your own such as the price of a boat, maintenance, insurance, gas, high-quality gear and tackle, repairs, and more, you’ll find that DIY is sometimes not worth the expense.

Even if you’ve got a great setup already in your home waters, booking a guide also provides a great opportunity to experience new techniques, new locations, or even a chance at a new target species to knock off the bucket list.

What month is best for fishing in Runaway Bay?

The most popular season for fishing in Runaway Bay is winter, and most anglers book their trips 53 days in advance.

Do I need a Runaway Bay fishing license and what are the bag limits in Runaway Bay?

See here for more information on fishing licenses in Runaway Bay, bag limits for target species, and fishing season regulations in Runaway Bay. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations in Runaway Bay.

Popular Types of Fishing In Runaway Bay

The most common types of fishing charters in Runaway Bay, Texas are bay fishing charters, offshore fishing charters, and night fishing charters. Bay fishing charters are perfect for those who want to catch redfish, trout, and flounder. Offshore fishing charters are for those who want to catch bigger fish like tuna, marlin, and sailfish. Night fishing charters are for those who want to catch snapper, grouper, and shark.

If you're looking for a Runaway Bay fishing charter, be sure to check out landmarks like Lake Bridgeport and the Trinity River. These are popular spots for fishing charters to visit and offer a great chance to catch some of the most sought-after fish in the area. So, whether you're a seasoned angler or a beginner, there's a Runaway Bay fishing charter that's perfect for you.

The Best Places To Fish In Runaway Bay

If you're looking for a great place to fish in Runaway Bay, Texas, you're in luck! Here are some of the best spots to cast your line and reel in a big catch. And if you're looking for a guided experience, be sure to check out the fishing charters available in the area.

1. Lake Bridgeport - This 12,000-acre lake is known for its abundance of largemouth bass, catfish, and crappie. Fishing charters are available for those who want a guided experience.

2. Runaway Bay Golf Course Pond - This small pond is stocked with catfish, bass, and bluegill, making it a great spot for beginners or those looking for a quick fishing trip.

3. Lake Worth - Just a short drive from Runaway Bay, Lake Worth is a popular spot for fishing and boating. Anglers can expect to catch bass, catfish, and crappie.

4. Eagle Mountain Lake - This 8,700-acre lake is located just north of Fort Worth and is known for its excellent bass fishing. Fishing charters are available for those who want to explore the lake with a guide.

5. Lake Texoma - While not technically in Runaway Bay, Lake Texoma is a must-visit destination for serious anglers. This massive lake is home to a variety of fish species, including striped bass, catfish, and crappie. Fishing charters are available for those who want to maximize their chances of catching a big one.

Other Things To Do In Runaway Bay

While Runaway Bay fishing charters are a popular attraction, there are plenty of other things to do in this Texas city. Take a swing at the Runaway Bay Golf Course, which offers stunning views of Lake Bridgeport. For a more adventurous experience, head to the nearby North Texas Jellystone Park for camping, water activities, and family-friendly fun. If you're looking for a relaxing day, visit the Wise County Heritage Museum or take a scenic drive through the countryside. And don't forget to indulge in some delicious Texas BBQ at local favorites like Big Daddy's BBQ or The Smoke Pit.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    We had a great float trip! Our guides, Cody and Mitch were fantastic!! They were very knowledgeable of the river how to get us on fish. We had a beginner that had never fly fish before and Cody and Mitch were very patient with teaching him how to cast and catch fish on a fly rod. I would highly recommend these guys for fishing on the Brazos!

    Matt L. with Ben T. of Granbury, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Excellent guide and excellent experience. We had a successful hunt. The captain experience website, however, was incorrect, it listed morning hunting as an option when this was not accurate. This Did cause some minor inconvenience with planning, travel, overnight stay, etc. that said, we would continue to use the service and same Guide for the same or similar hunts in the future.

    Adam C. with Blake E. of Nocona, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    The team was excellent and we had an hugely successful hunt. My husband and I booked this to celebrate our anniversary and although my husband has hunted a lot, this was my first time. The location we were taken to was great, the decoys and the blind were set up perfectly, and our guide (Jesse) was an EXCELLENT caller! NOTE: we were paired with two other hunters (which we were not expecting - and was not communicated beforehand) and although it worked out fine, just something to be aware of.

    Loree F. with Blake E. of Bowie, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Great trip, guides were excellent, friendly and accommodating! They put in the time and effort to get us on fish even late into the tear on a cold day when fishing east expected to be good

    Jeromy K. with Bubba B. of Dallas, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Great time with our guide cody. Will be back again .

    Timothy D. with Bubba B. of Dallas, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    We had a great time with Keith. Very knowledgeable and knows where the big fish are.

    Mike V. with Keith B. of Runaway Bay, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    We went with Cody and had a great time. I bass fish a lot but never thought about Alligator Gar fishing. But some friends from Czech Republic came to see me and that was on there bucket list. So we booked with Captain Experiences. The whole experience from start to finish was great. Shawna was great and keep us updated on everything. and was very quick to respond to any questions that we had. Cody sure knows what he is doing. our largest was 160.25 lbs. and I do think I will be going back. I do recommend you give it a try. Terry Varden

    Terry V. with Bubba B. of Dallas, Texas

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